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Katie Cox / Sugarbag Hill (1A)

60cm x 60cm Ochre on Canvas

SKU: 16978

$990.00

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Katie was born at Texas Downs Station and was fortunate to have an education at Beagle Bay.  She relocated to Warmun after her schooling and began teaching the children on the Community – an occupation which she is still involved with today.

Katie comes from a family of talented artists – her aunts Lena Nyadbi and Goody Barrett introduced her to painting, and she was encouraged by her brother, International Artist Churchill Cann, and other established artists.  Her husband is renowned artist, Tommy Carroll.

Katie not only has a style of her own which is varied, bold and yet often whimsical (as in her “Devil Dog” work), but she is meticulous in method and fastidious in detail.  Her paintings are invariably accompanied by a Ngarrangkarni (Dreamtime) story.

She has participated in many Exhibitions, collected by the National Gallery of Australia and Parliament House Collection – most definitely a collectable artist for the investor or those who enjoy a beautiful piece of art on their wall.

Selected Exhibitions

2007
– Back To The Board, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2006
– “Women from Texas Downs,” Gadfly Gallery, Dalkeith, Perth, WA
– Warmun Art Centre Presents, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2005
– Warmun Group Show, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT

2004
– Big Country Show, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT
– The Next Generation, Balgo and Warmun, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
– Featured Artist, Posco Art Centre, Seoul, Korea

2002
– Warmun Group Show, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, SA
– Thornquest Gallery, Gold Coast, QLD
– “Women’s Show”, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
– “Colleen Carter, Tommy Carroll and Katie Cox”, Span Gallery, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC
– “Collectors Show in association with Seva Frangos”, Span Gallery, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC
 
2001
– “Grand Opening Exhibition of Thornquest Gallery”, Gold Coast, QLD
– “Four Warmun Ngarliwarrin (Women)”, Artplace, Perth, WA
 
2000
– “State of My Country”, Hogarth Galleries, Paddington, Sydney, NSW
– Katie Cox and Tommy Carroll, Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra, ACT
 
1999
– Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA
– Hogarth Galleries, Paddington, Sydney, NSW
– Desert Designs, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA
 
Selected Collections
– National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
– Parliament House Collection, Canberra
– Broadmeadows Health Services Collection, Broadmeadows, VIC
– Private and Corporate Collections Australia and Europe

I have painted a place on Texas Downs Station which is my family’s country. It is south of Red Butte Country going towards Station Creek. In this area, the old people (the women) would collect sugarbag (wild honey) which was a staple part of their diet. It gave them energy and we still eat it today when we go camping. Any place that had lots of sugarbag was a very important place. The large hill was called Sugarbag Hill, and the sugarbag was collected all around this place.

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